An ECSSR Delegation Visits Head Offices of the GCC General Secretariat and the Consultative Assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

An ECSSR delegation recently visited the Head Office of the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Consultative Assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in Riyadh.

His Excellency Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, commended the role played by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in consolidating relevant scientific research to support the UAE decision-making process through its unique scientific outputs, including studies and research that address various local, regional, and international issues.

The delegation briefed Dr. Al Zayani about the efforts undertaken by the Center in preparing scientific studies and specialized research in various political, economic, strategic, and social issues; the role it plays in serving the UAE and its institutions; the Center’s principle of relying on distinguished scientific research for near and long term planning; and the community services provided by the Center for researchers and scholars through its various publications as well as the Federation Library, which includes hundreds of thousands of books and specialized scientific references. 

His Excellency the GCC Secretary General also praised the Center for contributing to the development of strategic visions and delivering the future through providing accurate scientific-based recommendations on various local, regional, and international issues as well as organizing conferences and seminars in which researchers and specialists in various fields of science and knowledge participate.

The delegation then visited the Head Office of the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia and met with Dr. Hadi Al-Yami, the Chairman of the Human Rights and Regulatory Bodies Committee, where the two sides discussed a number of issues of common interest in the field of human rights. The delegation gave a brief about the Center’s studies regarding the aim of creating awareness of relevant international agreements and principles in order to promote human rights at the local, regional, and global levels. The delegation also discussed the role of the Center in highlighting the bright image of the UAE and its commendable record in the field of human rights, through its studies and research.

At the end of the two meetings, the ECSSR delegation presented the Center’s Commemorative Shield and copies of ECSSR publications – first and foremost, The Mirage, a book written by His Excellency Professor Dr. Jamal Sanad Al Suwaidi, Director General of the ECSSR – to the GCC Secretary General the Chairman of the Human Rights and Regulatory Bodies Committee in the Consultative Assembly of Saudi Arabia. The two sides praised the role played by his Excellency in enriching the cultural arena on the Gulf, Arab, and international levels through his distinguished intellectual contributions that address important strategic and vital issues. 

It is worth mentioning that the two visits are part of a study being prepared by the ECSSR on human rights in the GCC countries.